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During training sessions all Coaches must: 1

Ensure the physical and emotional well-being and safety, at all times, of the children in their charge


Assume a constructive and pro-active attitude that "embodies" the SFERA principles and which thus involves the children on an emotional and positive feeling level, thus facilitating learning and giving a sense of belonging to the group.


Maintain control of the group, through an appropriate positioning on the field, by means of the use of appropriate language and gestures, raising the level of attention of the children, keeping them away from any possible distractions (parents, other children, etc....). To attain these objectives the Coach should assume in his interactions with the group an attitude of leadership which is not authoritarian, encouraging and correcting all children in an adequate manner.


Follow in an attentive manner the training program described in the Training Guide, varying and adapting the XP to the contingencies of the moment and the group's needs.


Communicate at all times with the entire group, using an appropriate language for the age group, using simple and concise terminology to facilitate rapid transfer of teaching content.


Provide stimulating and pleasant XP which make use, when possible, of the ball; these XP should entail involvement of the whole group and should be completed with the attainment of the objectives set in the programme's design. Moreover breaks and pauses should be minimised, in order to take maximum benefit of the time available in order to provide the children the greatest possible number of experiences.


Inside the sports facility and particularly in the presence of the players the coach must not smoke


Demonstrate to players the exercise/athletic skill to be carried out


Avoid idle time but always allot appropriate time to recuperate

10 Make one's presence felt by all 11 Encourage and correct everyone equally 12 Arrive on the field with a detailed programme 13 Adapt and modify the XP in case of unforeseen circumstances 14 Propose exercises suited to all and in which all players can participate 15 Motivate and explain the rules to players

16 Do not limit the imagination of the children 17 Raise the interest of children through stimulating situations 18 Manage the programme with appropriate continuity, graduality and complexity of activities 19 Propose exercises with numerous objectives 20 Do not get lost in long explanations, optimise time and favour understanding via demonstration 21 Keep attendance, record absences and minutes played by each player 22 Ensure the proposed XP trains players effectively, according to objectives 23 Ensure the proposed XP is suited to the ability of the players 24 Space and time allotted to the proposed XP must be right, appropriate and correct 25 Verify that suggestions given are acknowledged by the players 26 Provide players the necessary corrections during the XP 27 Deliver the teaching content according to a primary objective 28 Work using SFERA 29 Carry out activities on cognitive abilities 30 Do not use the whistle 31 Be able to solve problems 32 Respect club and organizational rules 33 Do not swear or use foul language 34 The final match should be of an appropriate length 35 In case a child must leave the field (e.g. to use the washroom) he or she should always be accompanied by a trainer. In case only one trainer is present, the child should then be accompanied by a team-mate.

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